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Experience professional life and live independently in the global city of Stockholm, Sweden

Where better to discover business culture than the Nordic nation of Sweden, known for its strong business climate? You’ll be placed with a respected organization and mentored by professionals in your workplace, where you'll perform a range of business-related tasks that contribute to and support the success of a vibrant international enterprise.

During your internship, you'll begin to build your global network, discover new interests, and develop transferrable soft skills, returning home feeling ready to take on whatever comes next.


We understand that interning abroad can come with a lot of questions, and we’re here to help: here are answers to some of the questions our Gap Year Consultants are asked most often.

How does the placement process work?

Good question! Here’s the breakdown: 

  • You’ll work with an EF Internship Advisor to build a compelling internship profile and resumé. 
  • We’ll match you with an organization that best fits your current skill level and career interests.
  • You’ll virtually interview with the organization and, if all goes well, you’ll be offered an internship shortly thereafter. 

EF Gap Year students finalize their internship assignments before they return home to the U.S. for winter break, while EF Gap Semester students get their internship assignment prior to departure.

What kind of work will I be doing?

It varies; in the past, EF Gap Year students have worked in the business, education, entrepreneurship, tourism, and non-profit sectors. 

The focus of an EF internship is to build fundamental business skills by immersing yourself in the key activities of an international company or non-profit organization; how much responsibility you’re given will depend on your skillset and how invested you are in your own growth.

Your day-to-day will likely include completing independent projects, or assignments and performing entry-level support tasks. Once complete, you can ask for a recommendation from your host organization.

What are the accommodations like?

You’ll live in a vibrant neighborhood with easy access to public transportation, located up to an hour from your internship. Your accommodation will be an apartment or residence that you share with other interns in your host city; the residence will be a typical student apartment for your host city, so the size of your room will depend on that.

There is no meal plan during the internship module, so you will be buying and preparing your own meals as part of the independent living experience. 

Throughout your stay, we will organize occasional events, excursions, and outings for all the EF interns in your host city so that you can connect and network with like-minded peers.

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